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MY RECENT POSTS
- The Personhood Amendment aka
Human Rights Amendment
August 25, 2012 01:03PM
- Campaignabury Tales by
October 29, 2011 03:10AM
- SWEDISH COFFEE
October 04, 2011 10:43AM
- Dismantling of the Federal
September 16, 2011 01:39AM
- A candid letter from Your
Local School District
August 13, 2011 10:29PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Note to self: Commit
May 24, 2013 12:32AM
- “from The
Come unto these
January 23, 2013 10:24PM
- “Any family member:
"Where are the ____
My parents, all of my
January 06, 2013 05:12PM
- “Rehab experts tell you
from the get-go: Don't to
December 03, 2012 03:41PM
- “They need to ditch their
BFF: Grover Norquist.”
November 11, 2012 10:25PM
Blue Roses's Links
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Obsessing about the repurcussions of the passage of a Personhood Amendment to state and federal Constitutions: The more I think about it, the more WHAT IF questions I have. That obsession started several years ago when a high-profile, fundamentalist evangelical minister said to me direc/… Read full post »
Portraits of the Pilgrims, 2012
"The reader should be aware of these subtle ironic statements which are often made in paradoxical situations."
Place: The Tabard Inn on the Campaign Trail
The Narrator: Chaucer portrays Pilgrims
The Knight… Read full post »
I promise this is about Coffee, but from my little corner of the
universe, it's impossible to talk about without the inclusion of
eggs and their shells.
Using the whole egg takes coffee-brewing to another level which results in a very smoothe cuppa joe. The flavor is… Read full post »
So far, based on statements made in the debates, interviews and publications, these are what the GOP candidates oppose, want to repeal, reduce to zero, want to privatize or nullify. On Day One.
The more they talk or write, the more this list grows. Daily.
UPDATE AUGUST 2012:… Read full post »
BREAKING: Coming to a district near you! Watch for it.
At this time of year, it’s customary for many school districts to send parents a Back-to-School letter. These letters typically express excitement about the upcoming school year; tout campus renovations and technology… Read full post »
A LETTER TO MY YARD, PLANTS, POND and GARDEN:
I'm tired of watering.
I've had it with this unrelenting and oppressive heat. It does no good whatsoever because the ground is too parched. Even if it does, the damn pill bugs and ants, and now crickets and… Read full post »
I use as many 'store-bought' items as possible including pre-grated
My life closed twice before its close;
It yet remains to see
If Immortality unveil
A third event to me,
So huge, so hopeless to… Read full post »
I was drawn to this book by the title alone and the uniqueness of the cover. The brilliance of the satire did not set in until after the first couple of chapters.
Ignatius, an unforgettable force, is clearly a genius. Yet, he… Read full post »
Lots of people still talkin' about Secession, aren't they? Conversations, commentary and quasi-debates goin' on all over the place.
Seems to me that several states, 13 or so, are trying to hold the federal government hostage with their political… Read full post »
(Frank Schaeffer co-authored with Linda Trump)
Premise: Sarah Palin is… Read full post »
I have a celebrity last name. Savvy strangers assume a connection to that fame. Most of the time, when they hear it, they cannot help themselves, and ask instantly and directly how or if 'we' are related. Happens nearly eve
1…Stop fretting over the state of the world.
Replaced it with a feeder that I've had for years: reminds me of the Eiffel Tower and I like seeing it from my kitchen window.… Read full post »
Every year I asked high school juniors to construct a traditional and often dreaded Poetry Project. The mere mention of it caused half the class to tremble, as no doubt many of you remember well.
Before 9/11, the finished projects were literal, showing the poet's
My letter of outrage went out this morning. Hope they don't bomb my house....
I certainly hope that the Galveston Daily News is going to give print and equal time to those of us who are outraged by Texas school districts at the… Read full post »
Every day a new post or email appears from friends who have hit the brick wall of a job loss. I've been through the Job Search process and know well how gut-wrenching and paralyzing that State of Impecuniosity can become.
Bin nair; dun… Read full post »
1. Who was your WORST prom date?
I told you his name, I'd have to kill you. He's grown into a
reallly good-looking man and may have learned how to dance.
2. Who was your WORST love and do you still talk with him/her?
My ex-husband.… Read full post »
"As the current bombardment of misinformation being shared about Canada's universal health care system heats up, I feel the need to speak up."
By Kimberley (A Canadian)
Co-contributor, Linda (Blue Roses)(US Citizen living in Texas)
OPEN CALL: Write a complete story using only 10 words which is not an easy task.
Here's mine which is all I can muster in this southeast Texas heat:
… Read full post »
The following letter was sent to my mother in 1945 by a high school penpal she'd been assigned from the Netherlands. In the rush to move from her parents' home to marry my father, she tossed it away... fortunately, retrieved. Their handwritten letters continued for over 60 years… Read full post »